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Film Still: It Happened One Night

Updating the Allegory

Posted on: Tue, 2014-05-13 22:11   By: glue

One important thing I learned writing Avatar Emergency was that the tradition of Descent (Avatar) I reviewed in search of a relay for an electrate identity formation (a collective subject)--a Western equivalent of an encounter with the Absolute-- culminated in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in a version native to America.  Emerson condensed into his Self-Reliance (Transcendentalism) the entire tradition of communication between god and man, in versions both East and West.  The insight was chastening, to some extent, in that the authority I relied on in AE, Nietzsche (the

Fifth Estate

Posted on: Sat, 2013-12-07 02:13   By: glue

Jack Stenner's seminar in the Fine Arts College concluded with a lecture by Gregory Ulmer on the Fifth Estate.  Ulmer used the film based on the actions of Julian Assange and Wikileaks as a point of departure for discussing the heuretics of electracy.